BLOOMINGTON – IU Health Bloomington Hospital’s practice move to the new IU Health Bloomington on Thursday, Oct. 28 came with chilly weather, and 174 team member participants were ready for whatever the day would bring.
Using four LifeLine ambulances and a transport van, they worked to move a large handful of volunteer patients from the existing hospital on Second St. across town to Discovery Parkway.
Throughout the morning exercise, IU Health team members were relaying the latest information to identify what worked and what could use some improvement. Cheers from the team were heard when the last patient reached the new hospital. The last patient’s arrival signaled a successful and exciting mock move exercise.
It will be all-hands-on-deck in a few weeks as thousands of statewide team members collaborate behind the scenes to transfer patients to the new hospital on Sunday, Dec. 5. And between now and then, the teams will continue planning and preparing to make the big move as seamless as possible.